EQUUS Film Festival Announces Partnership with The Right Horse Initiative

A "right horse" for everyone
A "right horse" for everyone

Newsdate: Wed September 27, 2017, 10:15 pm
Location: NEW YORK, New York

Joining the EQUUS Film Festival in November in New York City will be The Right Horse Initiative, a collective of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition.

Celebrating horses

Celebrating horses

The Right Horse Initiative has the goal of increasing the number of horses adopted annually nationwide and a secondary goal of providing more resources to horse owners.
© 2017 by EQUUS

Their goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. The Right Horse Initiative has the primary goal of increasing the number of horses adopted annually nationwide and a secondary goal of providing more resources in communities to horse owners.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of horses are transitioned from career or ownership. A growing number of these horses end up at risk of inhumane treatment. Led by the WaterShed Animal Fund, The Right Horse Initiative has been developed in order to unify horse industry professionals, equine welfare advocates, and the broader horse loving public to improve the lives of horses in transition.

The Right Horse is committed to providing more resources in communities for horse owners. Many neglect situations in this country are a result of a good family simply falling on hard times. Or in some cases, neglect can be a lack of information or education.

The Right Horse believes that they can reduce the number of bad outcomes for horses in transition simply by providing alternatives for owners in tough situations.

The Right Horse Initiative promotes horse adoption as one of the preferred methods of finding your next horse. This unique partnership commits the time, talent, and resources to promote horse adoption through education, training, and public awareness on a national level. Together we will work to achieve our goal to massively increase the number of horse adoptions nationwide.

As a partner in The Right Horse Initiative, we’re proud to support a national movement reframing the conversation about equine adoption. EQUUS Film Festival is working with The Right Horse Initiative to promote equine adoption as well as the bond between horses and humans. We are good people for good horses, and everyone who loves horses has ownership in this movement. To learn more about The Right Horse Initiative, visit the righthorse.org.

About the Equus Film Festival

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place November 17-19 in New York City and is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature. 

EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. The 2017 WINNIE Award Winners will be announced at the end of this year’s festival. For more information contact: Lisa Diersen (Founder/Director) lisa@equusfilmfestival.net, 630-272-3077.

About the Author

Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..